As a bunch of Tolkien fans, we embraced this challenge, enthusiastic about creating a unique sight for one of the most famous global brands. We were also thrilled to be producing West Africa’s first-ever drone show in what would be a historic occasion.
And so it was that 500 drones ascended to the skies during a ground-breaking 200 metre wide and 8-minute phenomenon to a crowd of celebrities, influencers and VIPs in Lagos, Nigeria.
The Rings of Power drone display was an incredible achievement and marked a moment of true innovation in Nigeria.
In our Frome HQ, our animation team perfected the flight pattern for our drones. We designed our flight imagery to perfectly compliment the soundtrack – taken from the The Rings Of Power show. The most breathtaking moment for us was seeing the LOTR font come to life above us – in the iconic Tolkien font.
To create a sensational buzz surrounding the season finale of Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power, we envisioned a canvas that was larger than anything we had done before. We knew it had to have massive impact given the crowd and importance of the spectacle.
“To design West Africa’s first ever drone show was an honour for Celestial and another ground breaking chapter in the history of our company. Over that, to be involved in the biggest TV show in history, as Tolkien fans, was a true privilege.”
- John Hopkins, Celestial co-founder.
Final thoughts and thanks
Working in uncharted territory is always challenging; however, the Celestial team put on an incredible drone display that we are incredibly proud of. It was another colossal effort from everyone involved and we are extremely grateful of the team’s dedication, creativity and hard work to get the job done.
Celestial is proud to have collaborated with one of the biggest brands in the world, Prime Video, and to have produced the first drone show in Nigerian history. In addition, we are super grateful to our delivery partner, Arco, for helping us get the production delivered.
Working with such a high-profile, prestigious company and designing work surrounding an enormous creative estate was a privilege. We are less than two years old and unbelievably proud of how far we have come.